North east news
Campaigning news from the North East
Regional bus operator Go North East has committed to improve bus journeys for blind and partially sighted passengers in Sunderland – thanks to the work of a local campaigner.
RNIB volunteer campaigners Gerry and Anne Taylor took Durham North MP Kevan Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg on a blindfold walk around Durham city centre on 3 October to highlight the difficulties people with sight loss face on a daily basis.
RNIB campaigner Hazel Slater took Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, on a walkabout on 1 October along the streets around her home to raise awareness of the difficulties she faces on a daily basis.
South Tyneside Council has launched a hard-hitting campaign linking smoking with blindness as part of National Eye Health Week to get people to give up the habit. The campaign is supported by RNIB.
We’ve got great news, Arriva North East have launched a new Sapphire Bus which includes audio-visual announcements!